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NHS Constitution - know your rights

The NHS Constitution the NHS belongs to us allThe NHS Constitution explains what choices you have when using health care services. It also tells you about the values on which the NHS is based and the pledges which the NHS is committed to achieve. 

In April 2016 the Department of Health published extra guidance to help you get more information about:

  • when you have choices about your health care
  • where to get more information to help you choose
  • how to complain if you are not offered a choice

The guidance gives examples of how different choices can work for you and who to contact if you have questions about these choices. 

 Read the Department of Health guidance

Easy read copies of the guidance 


The NHS Constitution - updated July 2015

The NHS Constitution - Easy Read version

Handbook to the NHS Constitution - updated July 2015

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